‘I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time’ -1 Tim 2:1-6
To God be the glory for the emergence of the new British Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May (nee Brasier) as she is preparing to take over on Wednesday 13th July 2016 from Mr David Cameron. Let us thank God for Mr Cameron and his wife for putting the best interest of United Kingdom first at all times. Let us ask God to direct their footsteps, abide with them, and that the rest of their life together shall be the best in Jesus’ name.
Our new Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, born 1 October 1956 is described as ‘a hardworking and highly respected local MP (Maidenhead constituency) and has been a valued and very supportive member’ of St Andrew’s Church family, close to the River Thames and George Clooney for the last 20 years. As a leading MP and the Home Secretary, Mrs May visited The Salvation Army in Maidenhead for a Women’s World Day of Prayer service on Friday 6 March 2015. She attended this annual world-event which encourages women to use the same service of prayer around the globe. After the programme, she said: “I was very pleased to support the Women’s World Day of Prayer service at Maidenhead Citadel. This is an important event in the local community and is a great way for Christians of different traditions to come together. When we consider events going on in the world at the moment, and particularly the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere, it is all the more important for people of faith to stand together and to pray for our country and the wider world.”
Mrs May has also worked on the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. She attended the first meeting of the Santa Marta Group in the Vatican in 2014 where, in the presence of Pope Francis, police chiefs from over 20 countries committed to working with the Church in combating human trafficking. Recognising her sense of spiritual devotion, maturity of judgement, the steely resolve, sense of justice and personal integrity, and in awareness of the magnitude of the new undertaking she has accepted, let us pray and ask God for unction for her to function. Let us pray for good health and a renewed determination in the power of the Holy Spirit for Mrs May to use her high political office for the well being of the people and protection of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, especially the Refugees (Prov 21:1). Let us pray for her husband and family.
Let us pray that God surround Mrs May with good advisors, staff, aides and cabinet and that the Lord remove all the evil influences and protect her and family and this nation from evil in Jesus’ name (Prov 25:5). Let us pray that God give Mrs May and her administration the wisdom and courage to reunite United Kingdom and a positive negotiation for the future of UK with European Union. Let us pray that God will help Mrs May always be truthful and merciful, having a true love for the nation (Prov 20:28). Let us pray that Mrs May will have insatiable appetite for the wisdom in God’s Word and that she will read her Bible and consult it (Prov 8:15-17). Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayers.